Monday, September 22, 2008


FennelFoeniculum vulgare Planet: MercuryElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: Seeds, stalksUses: Protection, healing, purification. Protective when grown in the garden or hung over the doors and windows. An infusion is used to bring courage and give strength in a bad situation. Maintains fertility and virility.
FenugreekTrigonella foenum-graecumPlanet: MercuryElement: AirDescription: HerbPart Used: SeedsUses: Money, used as an infusion to wash the floors. An infusion brings the "wisdom of Apollo" if drunk. Used in incense for Apollo.
Fern Many sp.Planet: MercuryElement: AirDescription: HerbPart Used: Leaves and stemsUses: Protection, exorcism when the dried plant is tossed into the fire, will bring rain if done outdoors.
FigFicus caricaPlanet: JupiterElement: FireDescription: Shrub to treePart Used: BranchesUses: Divination, fertility, love, luck when grown.
FigwortScrophularia nodosaPlanet: VenusElement: WaterDescription: HerbPart Used: Whole plantUses: Health, protection when worn.
FlaxLinum usitatissimumPlanet: MercuryElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: Seeds, flowersUses: Money, protection, beauty, psychic abilities, healing. Seeds are used in money spells. The flower is burned as incense or worn to protect against hostile magic. The seeds, mixed with red pepper, kept in a box in the home protect it.
Fleabane Inula dysentericaPlanet: VenusElement: WaterDescription: HerbPart Used: Whole plantUses: Exorcism, protection, chastity.
FoxgloveDigitalis purpureaPlanet: VenusElement: WaterDescription: HerbPart Used: Whole plantUses: Associated with fairies. The plant is grown in the garden to protect the household and attract fey. The plant is poisonous, do not ingest.
Frankincense Boswellia thurifera or carteriiPlanet: SunElement: FireDescription: Shrub to treePart Used: ResinUses: Used as incense for spiritual development. Protection, exorcism, spirituality. The resin is smouldered on burning charcoal as an incense. Raises the vibration of the room where burned and drives away negativity. Used in sachets for success. Associated with a number of deities including Bel, Apolo, Adonis, and Demeter. Improves focus on task at hand.
FumitoryFumaria officinalisPlanet: SaturnElement: EarthDescription: HerbPart Used: Whole plantUses: Consecration, protection, money, exorcism. Associated with the underworld. An infusion is cast about the home to attract money. Herb is smouldered to exorcise an area or thing.
GalangalAlpinia galanga or Alpinia officinarum Planet: Mars Element: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: RootUses: Carried for protection. Burned as incense to remove evil spells. Carried to improve psychic abilities and bring good health. Galangal is in the same family as ginger and if it is not available ginger may be used. Galangal is sold in Oriental markets as it is used as a seasoning in Thai food.
Gardenia Gardenia sp.Planet: MoonElement: WaterDescription: ShrubPart Used: FlowersUses: Fresh flowers are used for love, regaining health. The dried petals are strewn to bring peace or used in healing sachets.
Garlic Allium sativumPlanet: MarsElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: BulbUses: Protection from evil, purification of spaces and things. Used to invoke Hecate. Sacred to Cybele. Guards against negative magic, and spirits. Health and happiness are attracted by the bulbs. Exorcism, particularly the repulsion of vampires. Used to stimulate lust and as an aphrodisiac. Anti-theft.
Gentian Gentiana sp.Planet: MarsElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: LeavesUses: Adds power to other herbs. Added to love baths. Adds power to incense mixtures.
Geranium Pelargonium sp. Planet: VenusElement: WaterDescription: HerbPart Used: Whole plantUses: Grown for protection. Pink flowered varieties are used for love magic. White flowered ones are used for fertility. Red flowered ones are used for protection and healing. Scented varieties are used according to their scent.
Ginger Zingiber officinalisPlanet: MarsElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: RootUses: Love spells in food, as incense or in a sachet. Grown for prosperity. Added to other herbs to ensure the success of a spell and increase its power. Improves health when eaten or carried
Ginseng Panax quinquefoliusPlanet: SunElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: RootUses: Carried to bring love, health and beauty. Counteracts negative magic. The root is available in Oriental markets in many forms.
Goldenrod Solidago odoraPlanet: VenusElement: AirDescription: HerbPart Used: FlowerUses: Money spells.
Golden Seal Hydrastis canadensisPlanet: SunElement: FireDescription: HerbPart Used: RootUses: Used internally and externally for healing, also in incense for that purpose. Also used in money spells. Often available in health food stores as it has medicinal qualities.
Gorse Ulex europaeusPlanet: MarsElement: FireDescription: ShrubPart Used: LeavesUses: Brings money. Grown for protection.
Gotu Kola Hydrocotyl asiaticaPlanet: MoonElement: WaterDescription: HerbPart Used: LeavesUses: Meditation incense burned to prepare the space prior to meditation.
GrapeVitis viniferaPlanet: MoonElement: WaterDescription: Shruby vinePart Used: FruitUses: Associated with Dionysus, Hathor and Bacchus. Used as a food to improve fertility. The oil pressed from the seeds is a good carrier oil for essential oil blends.

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